Organised Chaos Albarino 2023
$33.90 inc. GST
Tasting Note: An explosion of citrus, pear and honey on the nose. These flavours continue onto the palate and are joined by a beeswax and peach note. Bright and pure, the flavours last long in the palate and it finishes with a fine grapefruit pith phenolic and a fine acidity. Our Albariño is grown by Ian and Linda Quinn at Two Terraces Vineyard, on the Mangatahi Terraces, 15km further inland from the Gimblett Gravels. The Managatahi Terraces are ancient river terraces formed over thousands of years by the Ngaruroro River, which now flows more than 30m below the vineyard. These terraces are made up of greywacke and gravel under volcanic, stony, silt based, topsoil. The Albariño block is under organic conversion from 2024.
Winemaking Notes: Pressed after a 6 hour soak on skins to a stainless steel tank. Fermentation was long and cool (12degC) and was done with a Reisling yeast to add complexity. 5 months batonage before bottling in August 2023, unfined.
Region: Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand